MIKE MAINS & THE BRANCHES Release Two Singles: “We’re Alive” and “Always My Forever”

MIKE MAINS & THE BRANCHES are pleased to announce the new album Memory Unfixed, out September 15 via Tooth & Nail. Pre-order it here.

Memory Unfixed is a collection of musical snapshots from 2019-2021,” Mains says. “The world went through a metamorphosis at that time and I fell down into the basement of unfixed memories. Some painful, some colorful, I’m glad to report there was magic down there. I am excited to share.”

Today, the artist has shared the double single “We’re Alive,” which Mains calls a ” celebration of youth, the misery, the mundane, the magic,” and “Always My Forever,” which “is a good, old-fashioned love song.”

Mike Mains & The Branches have always bottled complex emotions and relatable stories within hummable homegrown anthems. They have organically progressed over the course of Home [2012], Calm Down, Everything Is Fine [2014], and When We Were In Love [2019]. Billboard hailed the “buoyant pop” of the latter, while Atwood Magazine praised its “upbeat, energetic, feel-good pop-rock.”Among many standouts, “Briggs” generated north of 4.8 million Spotify streams as “Breathing Underwater” and “Live Forever” each surpassed the 1 million-mark. After trading his native Michigan for Nashville, Mike underwent another era of transformation. Stuck at home mid-Pandemic, he retreated inward and began to understand his past and, ultimately, himself a bit more.

“Once COVID hit, I finally had the opportunity to allow some things to start boiling over,” he elaborates. “I got serious about therapy, my mental health, and my well-being. I acknowledged wounds that had been on the backburner for my entire life. I’ve been on my own since I was 16, and I come from a family of physical and mental abuse. By living alone and crashing on couches over the years, I’ve cobbled together a wonderful surrogate family. Growing up, my dad was like, ‘You’ll never make it’.’ Part of me was pleased to find success, move to Nashville, buy a home, and support myself and my wife off rock ‘n’ roll. Nevertheless, all of this pain came up. So, these songs are little vignettes and snapshots of not only the relationship between my wife and I but what was happening in the world with George Floyd and America’s heartbreaking response.”

“Lost Boys”
“Losing My Head”
“We’re Alive”
“Talk to Me”
“Better Than It Ever Was”
“When The Lights Go Out”
“If We Run”
“Blue Lagoon”
“Always My Forever”


7/18 — Nashville — School Night
8/11 — Pueblo, CO — Brues Alehouse 
8/13 — Denver, CO — Marquis 
8/25 — Dallas, TX – The Rustic
8/26 — San Antonio, TX – The Rustic

10/5 — Charlotte NC — Neighborhood Theatre 
10/6 — Atlanta GA — Center Stage 
10/7 — Sanford FL — Tuffy’s Music Box 
10/8 — Tampa FL — Crowbar 
10/10 — Birmingham AL — Zydeco 
10/11 — Greensboro NC — Hangar 1819
10/13 — Washington DC — 9:30 Club
10/14 — New York NY — Gramercy Theatre 
10/16 — Millvale PA — Mr Smalls Theatre 
10/17 — Philadelphia PA —  Ardmore Music Hall 
10/19 — Milwaukee WI — Pabst Theater
10/20 — Des Moines IA — Wooly’s 
10/21 — Covington KY — Madison Theater 
10/22 — Fort Wayne IN — Clyde Theatre 
10/24 — Columbus OH — Skully’s 
10/25 — Cleveland OH — Beachland Ballroom 
10/26 — Detroit MI — St. Andrews Hall 
10/27 — Grand Rapids MI — Elevation